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10+ Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner in North County San Diego (Guide)

10+ Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner in North County San Diego (Guide)

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Looking to celebrate Thanksgiving Day surrounded by friends and family without all the hassle of cooking a meal? You are in luck! There are several restaurants around North County serving delectable and delicious Thanksgiving Day menus. Reservations are highly encouraged if you are planning to dine out for your Thanksgiving Day feast. Here’s your guide to restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner in North County San Diego.

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Addison at The Grand Del Mar

Addison at the Grand Del Mar pulls out all the stops with an eight-course tasting menu featuring a selection of Thanksgiving-inspired dishes. This fine dining experience will cost you a pretty penny at $235 per person. The Thanksgiving dinner menu at Addison is from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving night.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Famous for their tasty mouthwatering steaks, Ruth Chris Steakhouse serves up a wonderful Thanksgiving Day dinner menu. Three courses are served for this prix fixe feast. It’s $39.95 for Adults and $12.95 for children 12 and under. Ruth’s Cris in Del Mar opens at 12:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Reservations are greatly encouraged.

Sbicca Del Mar

Sbicca in Del Mar has been serving locals for 19 years and counting. They are serving up a three-course prix fixe menu that has a decent amount of choices. The menu prices start at $39.95 for entrees and go up from there. There is a full Thanksgiving dinner option as well as a select few seasonal menu items. The menu will run from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Vigilucci’s has been around for decades and with that longevity and experience, comes one of the best Thanksgiving Dinner restaurant experiences around. Choose from three uniquely different restaurants in the Vigilucci’s family. This Thanksgiving, their chefs have designed a  traditional Thanksgiving dinner. The Thanksgiving Day dinner is served from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Vigilucci’s Trattoria offers outdoor patios and a cozy courtyard with adjoining dining rooms. Vigilucci’s Steak and Seafood on Carlsbad Blvd offers a prix fixe three course Thanksgiving meal that comes with sweeping ocean views of the Pacific. And finally, the Cucina Italiana offers a dining experience in the heart of the Carlsbad Village. They also have prepared a three-course traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner menu along with some a la carte items and the normal menu. A children’s menu is available for all locations.

Green Dragon Tavern & Museum

The Green Dragon Tavern Annual Thanksgiving Day buffet is in its 4th year. The Green Dragon is a 22,000 square foot space that is not only home to a restaurant, but a museum and gift shop that preserves history from the colonial era. We advise making a reservation. The buffet is served from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The price is $49.95 for adults and $19.95 for children. 0-3 eat free

The Argyle Steakhouse

The Argyle Steakhouse, one of the restaurants at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad wants you to relax this Thanksgiving while they handle the meal. An expansive Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet which of course includes all the trimmings is available from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The price for adults is $89 and children ages 6-12 is $32 (price excludes tax and gratuity). As well, a special three-course prix fixe menu will also be available for $68 per person from 5:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

California Bistro At The Park Hyatt

As with its sister restaurant at the Park Hyatt, The California Bistro is offering a Thanksgiving Day buffet menu. Some highlights include a free-range turkey carving station, iced seafood display, Maki sushi, cold salad buffet, artisanal cheese and salamis, pumpkin pie french toast, and delicious fall desserts.

Chandler’s at Cape Rey

Chandler’s is a Carlsbad restaurant with a gorgeous ocean view and delicious food. They have planned a 4-course Thanksgiving feast with a seasonal prix fixe menu that includes herb-crusted Diestel Farm turkey, harvest pumpkin bisque, pumpkin pie with maple creme anglaise. It’s $55 to $64 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.

Twenty/20 Bar and Grill At the Sheraton

Twenty/20 welcomes guest this year with a full spread of traditional Thanksgiving fare. The Thanksgiving buffet includes a variety of starters, entrees, sides, and delicious desserts. Highlights include slow-roasted free-range turkey with an orange cranberry chutney and giblet gravy, whipped potatoes, vanilla bourbon bread pudding, and more. The buffet is $65 per person and $25 for children 12 and under and is served from 2:00 pm to 8:00 p. Reservations are required.

Hunter Steakhouse

Hunter Steakhouse is famous for their tasty flavorful steaks and huntsman styled decor. Their self-proclaimed “best prime rib in town” is well known throughout North County. Their OCeanside location is located at the end of the 78 freeway. Enjoy all the fixin’s with your traditional Thanksgiving dinner, or choose from their menu of prime rib cuts and other offerings.

333 Pacific

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day dinner with the ocean view when you dine at 333 Pacific. This longtime Oceanside restaurant has a Thanksgiving Day menu that includes 3 courses. The menu is prix fixe at $54.95 for adults and $13.95 for kids, this does not include tax and gratuity. The menu is served from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Asado Grill at Hotel Karlan

Asado Grill at the Hotel Karlan invites you to join them for Thanksgiving Day brunch from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Traditional Thanksgiving Day noms and eats along with special dishes like Mustard Braised Pork Belly or Roasted Salmon with Orange Butter Glaze will be served. It’s $45 for adults and $20 for kids.

Mille Fleurs

Celebrate Thanksgiving in comfortable elegance. Mille Fleurs is a delightful French restaurant located in Rancho Santa Fe. It’s right in the heart of the charming Rancho Santa Fe village. They have a prix fixe menu for Thanksgiving priced at $69.50 per adult and $24 per child.


Enjoy a delicious three-course Thanksgiving Day dinner at Vintana. Menu items include Diestel Farms Organic Roasted Turkey or Macadamia and Coconut Crusted Sea Bass.  The menu is priced at $54.95 for adults and $13.95 for kids, excluding tax and gratuity.  The restaurant is open from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Michelle Sybert: Michelle also writes at her blog Be Brave, Keep Going and lives in the North San Diego area with her husband and two children. When she's not writing, Michelle loves to go hiking, discover new breakfast spots, and photography. Follow Michelle on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram